"It is not an excuse," Soria said. "I felt good pitching. It's a part of baseball, they score off you. I was trying to hold a one-run lead, and it didn't happen. A blown save, it doesn't matter where you are in the standings. … You want to win the game, and when it doesn't happen, it hurts."
Manager Ron Washington said he was determined to wait until the Rangers took the lead before he used Soria.
"I got in the situation I wanted to get into," Washington said. "I felt like I worked my guy into the game where he needed to be. We just didn't get it done."
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.